The (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism conference, organised and led by postgraduate students, aims to attract doctoral researchers from across a diverse range of disciplines including Anthropology, Architecture, Cultural Studies, English, History, Journalism, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, City and Regional Planning, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and Welsh. It invites researchers to consider how the concept of multiculturalism – and its re-construction – may influence their own work.
Through discussion of cultural discourses, artefacts, practices and display, both historical and contemporary, the event will highlight current and emerging understanding not only of a plurality of cultures, but also of languages, media, legal and political systems; faith and linguistic communities; and epistemologies. It will consider how to apply this understanding to the re-construction and re-invention of collective identities, as well as to the cultural dimensions of planning and policy.
Current panels include:
• Globalisation and Multiculturalism
• Multiculturalism and Devolution: the Politics of Place
• Minorities and Diversities in Language, Art and Culture
• Parallel Legal Systems and Ethnocultural Justice
• Re-constructing Multiculturalism in Policy and Planning
• Postcolonialism and Intercultural Relations
• Re-appropriation of Indigenous Knowledge
• Multiculturalism in History
• Intercultural Dialogue
• Display and Performance of Identity and Belief
• Cultural Expression and Interaction in the Built Environment
The conference is free of charge and accommodation for the night of Thursday 24th June will also be offered free of charge on a first come first served basis (subject to the acceptance of your abstract).
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